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When you adopted him, what did they say the reason was for trimming the beak?
Usually parrots don't need a beak trim unless there is a real overgrowth, health issue or problem eating. The beak naturally grows and sheds, and from regular playing and chewing and typical grooming the bird does on its own beak its fine on its own.
Do you have an Avian vet? When you take him for his next wellness visit you could talk to them about it, but I would advise against it unless there really is a problem.
The beak is so sensitive and its difficult to trim properly and can be dangerous to the bird if the person is not really experienced.
I know someone who thought her bird needed a beak trim (it did not) and told the vet she wanted it done (they should have informed her it was not nessecary) they did a lousy job and went to far on the tip and the bird had bleeding. She was very traumatized and had difficulty eating afterwards untill in grew back normaly.